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Table 1 Study locations and reasons for selection

From: Optimising the performance of frontline implementers engaged in the NTD programme in Nigeria: lessons for strengthening community health systems for universal health coverage

States LGAs selected Reasons for selection
Kaduna State Igabi • Located in the northern part of Kaduna • It is mainly urban. • Therapeutic coverage for onchocerciasis and lymphatic is higher than the state average • Sociocultural tribe—mainly Hausa • Therapeutic coverage for schistosomiasis is much lower than state average • Therapeutic coverage for STHs is higher than state average
Ikara • Located in the northern part of Kaduna. • It is mainly rural • Sociocultural tribe—Hausa Fulani • Therapeutic coverage for onchocerciasis and lymphatic is higher than the state average • Therapeutic coverage for STHs is higher than the state average • Therapeutic coverage for schistosomiasis is much lower than state average
Kachia • Located in the southern part of Kaduna. • It is mainly urban. • Has other socio-cultural groups. • Therapeutic coverage for onchocerciasis and lymphatic is higher than the state average • Therapeutic coverage for schistosomiasis and STHs is much lower than state average • Sociocultural tribe—Adara, Gbagi and Ham
Jema’a (solution finding only) • Located in Southern Kaduna • It is an urban. • Shares a border with two other states. • The therapeutic coverage for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis is generally higher than the state average. • Therapeutic coverage for schistosomiasis and STHs is much lower than state average. • Sociocultural tribe—Fantswam and Hausa Fulani
Kagarko (solution finding only) • Located in Eastern Kaduna • It is largely rural. • Shares a border with two other states. • The therapeutic coverage for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis slightly higher than the state average. • Therapeutic coverage for schistosomiasis is high due to the treatment of adult populations and internally displaced people. • Treatment for STHs did not take place during the 2016 annual treatment round Sociocultural tribe—Koro and Gbagi
Kabau (solution finding only) • Located in Northern Kaduna • It is largely urban. • The therapeutic coverage for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis higher than the state average. • Therapeutic coverage for schistosomiasis and STHs lower than state averages. • Sociocultural tribe—Hausa and Fulani
Ogun State Yewa North • Located in western Ogun. • It is a rural LGA • Shares a border with Republic of Benin. • An ethnic socio-cultural tribe (Yewa tribe). • The therapeutic coverage for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis is generally higher than the state average. • Therapeutic coverage for schistosomiasis and STHs lower than state averages.
Ijebu East • Located in eastern Ogun, mainly rural. • Shares a border with two states. • Home to the Ijebu tribe. • The therapeutic coverage for onchocerciasis is higher than the state average. • Lower for lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis and STHs.
Abeokuta North • Located in the central Ogun, a mix of rural and urban LGA. • Mainly Egba tribes with some migrant population (Fulani herd’s men). • Therapeutic coverage for onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis and schistosomiasis is generally higher than the state average. • STHs have a lower coverage than state average.
Remo North (solution finding only) • Located in the eastern part of the state, rural. • Borders another state. • Home of the Remo tribe. • The therapeutic coverage for onchocerciasis is higher than the state average. • Lower for lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis and STHs.
Imeko Afon (solution finding only) • Located in the western part of the state. • Borders the Republic of Benin. • It is a rural area. • Home of the Yewa tribe. • The therapeutic coverage for onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis and STHs is lower than state average.
Ijebu Ode (solution finding only) • Located in the eastern part of the state. • It is an urban area. • Home of the Ijebu tribe. • The therapeutic coverage for lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis and STHs is lower than the state average.